Jennifer Lopez's next Epic studio album, "This Is Me... Then," is set for a Nov. 26 release. First single "Jenny From the Block" was the top debut this week at No. 67 on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut is built around samples from Herbie Mann, KRS-One, and the Beatnuts, and features L.O.X. rappers Jadakiss and Styles. A 12-inch vinyl single is due Nov. 5.
2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sales and chart success in the U.S.
As an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative on Worlds AIDS Day, MTV will air a 90-minute, commercial-free special titled "MTV Presents Levi's Jeans Staying Alive Concert in Association With YouthAIDS." Sponsored by denim manufacturer Levi's and HIV awareness group YouthAIDS, the Dec. 1 special will tie together two November concerts held in different corners of the world.
With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two awards, the band winning one, and he and bassist Mike Gordon together again onstage, last night's (Oct. 2) 2002 Jammy Awards Presented by TDK went a long way in bolstering the excitement of Phish fans for the band's upcoming reunion. The seven-hour event featured performances by most of the biggest names in the genre, including Anastasio, Gordon, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and his band Ratdog.
Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week, a leaked copy of Madonna's "Die Another Day," the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name, is already getting heavy airplay on stations around the country.
Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high-profile collaborative albums on Rawkus Records -- "Black Star" (with Mos Def) and "Reflection Eternal" (with producer Hi-Tek) -- will on Nov. 19 release his Rawkus solo debut, "Quality."
Elvis Presley returns to the throne as "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) sold more than 500,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- his first title to ever debut atop the stateside chart and the largest arrival of an archival album in two years. The reign of the King is an international one, as the compilation of Elvis' hits tops the album charts in 16 other countries, including the U.K., France, Spain, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.
Columbia/Legacy Records has finalized the track listing for the previously announced "Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 -- Bob Dylan Live 1975: the Rolling Thunder Revue" album, which captures Dylan and an expanded band of collaborators during performances in Boston, Cambridge and Worcester, Mass., and Montreal in the months prior to the release of the artist's "Desire" album.